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The Hoke County News- Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
VOLUME LXVI NUMBER 5 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY. JUNE II. 1970
Around T own
BY SAM MORRIS
On the sports' page of The News and
Obierver last Thursday was an article
about the death of Jake May of Wendell.
The article brought back memories of the
early 1930s and the baseball series
between Rowland and Racford. Jake May
was a left ? handed pitcher who started
hit baseball career under the training of
the late Col. W.L. Poole. Col. Poole was
either working in Wendell or playing ball
there in the 1910s and started May to
pitching. This is the reason Jake May
came to Raeford to pitch two games in
He started his big league career with
the St. Louis Cardinals in 1917 and
closed out his playing days as a big
leaguer in 1932 with the Chicago Cubs. In
his last year he pitched in the World
Series against the New York Yankees that
included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
The next summer he pitched two
games in a series between Raeford and
Rowland. The first game was played here
and the score was 1 ? 0 in favor of
Raeford and Jake May not only pitched,
but hit a home run for the only score of
the game. Raeford won the series. The
late Julian S. Johnson was manager of the
team and yours truly kept the bats.
If you want to hear more about this
series and other baseball players of the
early thirties, go by McLauchlin Co. and
contact John McKeithan or John D.
An event that we look forward to each
year is the Senior Breakfast at Hoke High
School.The Future Teachers of America
Club and the faculty honor the
graduating seniors with a breakfast. The
affair is under the sponsorship of Jerry
Thompson adviser to the F.T.A. The
seniors of course are in high spirits as all
work is over and the faculty also have
about completed the school year. The
atmoaphere surrounding the affair is one
of gaity and happiness.
The singing of the senior members of
the Glee Club is worth the early rise to
attend the breakfast, but the speeches by
Mi*. B.B. Ca'.i, senior advisor, and Ra/
Autry, principal, art tops. The speeches
do not give all praise to the seniors, but
put forth a challenge for them to lake
their place in the world and try to make a
better place for future generations. We
/eel that under this circumstances the
messages brought by these close friends
of the seniors goes further than any
speech at graduation.
One tning that happened at the
breakfast that will leave a lasting
impression on me was when Cindy Smith
gave a gift to Rax Autry; the Senior Class,
as a whole, rose and cheered and
applauded tl.eir leader. Ra/. may make
mistakes like all of us and may require
certain things from his students, but he
has their respect and they know he will
go to bat for them. Yes, we can only
nope that the people we deal with have
the same trust and respect for us.
The occasion is another bright spot in
our life and we look forward to many
more Senior Breakfasts.
Mrs. A.J. Lundy was by the office last
week and we started talking about the old
days. She stated that her husband came
here and opened his Shoe Shop in 1929.
She also stated that with the retiring of
Israel Mann that Lundy's Shoe Shop was
the oldest business under the same head
in Hoke County. We hadn't thought of
this, but we believe she is correct. Of
course some corporations are older but
they don't have the same president or
managers. If this is not true, let us know.
Next week we will publish in this
column a letter and pictures from John
A. Melnnis of Japan who we wrote about
Health Plannii\g Council Getting In Onerati
The South Central Comprehensive
Health Planning Council, in which Hoke
County ii deeply involved, is rapidly
getting into operation, with the hiring last
week ot a consultant
George M. Stockbridge, the executive
secretary if the Health Planning Council
for Centjal North Carolina, which
National Guard Returns
From Annual T rainine
Racford'i National Guard unit
returned Saturday from the annual two
week* of field training at Ft. Stewart.
Ga., with an overall rating of satisfactory
for the training.
The 2nd Battalion. 2S2nd Armor.
North Carolina Army National Guard,
with units in Raeford. Red Springs.
Lumberton, Laurinburg, Sanford and
Southern Pines. left May 23 for Ft.
Upon arriving at Ft. Stewart on
Sunday momma, the battalion moved
directly to the field and set up bivouac.
TYM bivouac became a city in the
tooda With medical, men. recreation,
and uparaltuna facilities in tents.
The flrat waek waa devoted to platoon
aai flnwpany lawal training. The only live
fire exercles conducted during (he AT
was by I he battalion heavy mortar
The highlights of training came on
MondayFlhrough Wednesday of the
second wwk when this battalion and the
1st Batulion (Mechanized) 119th
Infantry fom the Akoskie area joined in
conductiifi iiunbined arms training.
Last Tpirsday the battalion moved to
(he cantipmrnt area on main post and
began tlw long and arduous task of
turning in the equipment drawn for
Saturday the 558 men. officers and
enlisted, left Ft. Stewart for home.
Lt. Col. Edwin D. Newton it the
battalion commander and Capt. Fred L.
McKenzie is the local unit commander.
Mead Start will begin its fifth year in
the county Monday morning when 169
students start the seven - week course at
J.W. McLauchlin School.
James Bowles will again serve as
director for the Sandhills Community
Action Program. Mrs. Iris Abernethy is
the social worker.
The course for children of low -
income families who will enter the first
grade next fall is desgined to familiarize
them with classroom procedures.
Bus service will be provided for all the
pupils. The session will run from 8:30 to
12:30 and the children will be given a
free mid - morning snack and lunch each
The Head Start students will be given
pre ? school physicals and immunizations.
Dental examinations and treatment
will also be given by a team of four
student dentists and a supervisor.
The program will employ 11 teachers
and 11 aides. The aides are parents of
children participating in Head Start.
Parents of the children are encouraged to
visit the center, Mrs. Talmadgc Baker,
SCAP secretary said.
Also volunteer workers are needed to
help with the planned activities, she said.
The State Board of Election's canvass
Monday made official the results of the
recent run-ofT for seats in the 24th House
Rep. Neill L. McFadyen edged out
Roger F. Hall of Lumber Bridge by seven
votes to win the nomination for
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The official count for this district was
J.J. Johnson, 5,386; Mrs. Mary Odom,
5,115; Neill McFadyen. 4,897 and Hall
Demos Elect Officers At Precinct Meetings
About 300 party members attended
the county Democratic precinct meetings
Saturday to elect officials to the precinct
Several changcs in the party rules were
in operation this year at the meetings.
For the first time, the precinct officers
were clected by all the members
attending the meeting, instead of being
elected by the members of the precinct
committee, county chairman Sam Morris
A voice in party affairs was also given
for the first time to non-voters between
the ages of 18 and 20. Several young
people signed a statement at the meeting
which allows them to be considered
"active Democrats" and to take part in
county affairs. Morris said.
Precinct committees elected at the
Allendale - L.A. McGugan. chairman;
Mrs. Alex McCormick, vice ? chairman;
Arch Locklcar; Billy McPhatter; Jeanette
McLaughlin; James Farrow; David Lilcs;
Gratham McNeill; Johnny McNeill and
Antioch -jpane Currie, chairman , Mrs.
Thannie Gila, vice - chairman; Tommy
McPhaul; JoSi Willie McNeill; Mrs. W.E.
McNeill; Brownie McDiarmid; B.F.
Ferguson; hBnry Dial; W.L. Gibson and
James Hall, p
Blue Swings ?? W.T, McAllister,
chairman; Hiss Margaret Gainey, vice ?
chairman; Gloria McLaughlin; L.B. Seals;
TJ. Harris; Willie Davis; Roy Locklcar;
Shirley Leggett; Mrs. Julian Love and
Mrs. Clydia Locklcar.
Buchan ? C.G. Odom, chairman; Mrs.
Elaine McGregor, vice-chairman; Mrs.
Geneva Joy; E.P. Smith; Mrs. Nora
Pickler; Mrs. Viola Davis; Gilbert
McGregor; Mrs. Ruth Wilkcrson, LeRoy
Scott and Mrs. Bessie Smith.
Puppy Creek ?? Mrs. Richard Neelcy,
chairman; Douglas Monroe, vice ?
chairman; Robert Graham; Mrs. Harold
Monroe; Luther Cummings; Jimmy
Dickson; Paul Johnson; Kerr Stevens;
Lacy Hendrix and Buddy Newton.
Racford One ?? J.D. McMillian,
chairman; Miss Frances Greene, vice -
chairman; Marion Hollingsworth; Miss
Jennie Matherly; Crawford Thomas;
Harvey Warlick; William Hollingsworth;
Mrs. Marv Farmer; John Nicholson and
Youth Charged In
The S'Mithern Restaurant was broken
into early Saturday morning and
ransacked, with dishes, bottles of ketchup
and dressings, and glass coffee pots
smashed and tables, chairs, coolers and
other equipment destroyed.
Two plate glass windows in the front
of the restaurant were broken out.
Harry Lyemn Bullard, a 17-year-old
youth from Red Springs, was arrested in
the building at 2 a.m. Saturday by city
policeman J.C. Barrington.
Bullard is chargtd with two count* of
injury to building and also breaking,
entering and injury to personal property.
He is accused of breaking three windows
the same night in the Johnson Company
next door to Southern Restaurant.
He is in Hoke County jail under a
S8.000 bond awaiting a hearing in
District Court Friday.
Damage at the restaurant was
estimated by Police Chief L.W. Stanton at
S 1,000 to SI.500. The restaurant was
closed three days to repair the damage to
Mrs. Graham Clark.
Raeford Two - William Lamont,
chairman; Mrs. Charles Hostetler, vice ?
chairman; Bill Sellars; Bobby Baker; Mrs.
A.D. Gore; NJ. Blue; Mrs. Julius Jordan;
Mrs. James Adams; Mrs. Joseph Dupree
and Benny McLcod.
Raeford Three ? Mrs. J.K. Riley,
chairman;Smith Mclnnis, vice - chairman;
Mrs. William D. Cothran; Daniel H.
DcVane; Mrs. Linda Scott; Mrs. Daniel
Wright; Billy Posey; Raymond Hawkins;
Mrs. O/ella Bridges and Mrs. B.B. Cole.
Raeford Four - Clayton Buoyer,
cnairman; Mrs. Younger Sn'ead, Jr., vice ?
chairman; Randall Ashburn; F..R. Sutton;
Bobby Cox; Alfred Leach; Younger
Snead, Jr.; Jimmy Davis; Phil Diehl
and Bruce Conoly.
Raeford Five -? C.A. Robinson,
chairman; Mrs. Annie B. Farmer, vice ?
chairman; Hilton Villincs; Mrs. Albert
McPhattcr; Mrs. Shirley Burncy; Milton
Leather; Mrs. Cohcldia Lyons; Russell
McAllister, Jr.; Mrs. Reba Allen and
James F. McGregor.
Rockfish - Mrs. Gilbert Ray,chairman;
Thomas Mclnnis. vice chairman; Mrs.
See OFFICLRS. Page 9
includes the area around Durham ?
Raleigh and Winston - Salem, will serve as
a consultant for the newly - formed
Origanizational meetings to form the
council began last December, Joseph
Lennon. assistant administrator of
McCain Sanatorium and vice ? chairman
of the council said.
The council was incorporated this
spring, with plans for full operation to
begin this fall.
The council will serve a five county
area made up of Hoke, Montgomery.
Moore. Richmond and Scotland counties
Each county has ten representatives,
more than half of which must be medical
consumers. The other members are
medical providers, such as doctors,
pharmacists and other medical personnel.
The representatives from Hoke County
are Dr. Riley Jordan, Joe S. Lennon. and
Walter Coley, all providers and T.C.
Jones. Neill McFadyen. T.B. Lester. Sam
C. Morris, Donald Abernethy, Stephen L.
Williams and Louis Oxendine, as
The council was established to help the
region plan for and provide better
medical service for the resident*.
For example, Lennon said, Dr. Jordan
pointed out the need for a visiting
orthopedic surgeon to schedule regular
visits to Raeford for orthopedic patients
By co ? ordinating with other mcdical
facilities, the existing facilities in the area
could be made to serve the residents
See COUNCIL. Page 9
Bids for resurfacing about 49 miles in
Hoke, Lee and Moore counties have been
asked for this month by the State
Details of 39 road projects conumir..
529 miles in 45 counties were released
this week by the commission.
The bids on the projects will be opened
on June 23 to determine the low bidders.
The project in Hoke. Lee and Moore
counties containi 49.02 miles of concrete
resurfacing for 15 sections of primary
roadt and 26 sections of secondary roads
on US. I. 401. IS and 501 and N.C. 22.
5.78. 87 and 211.
ESEA Program Will Aid
625 Students This Year
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SURF'S UP - The pool opened last Thursday and a crowd of youngsters and parents were on hand to start the swimming season
at the Hoke Swimming Association. Lisa In/nan, 3 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Jnman, shows off her style in the
A reading development program
sponsored by ESEA will begin Monday
for about 625 students at live schools.
The program will tr\ a number of new
appioaches designed to raise the reading
ability of children who aie now leading
below theii grade level
It witl be a non-textbook oriented
program, in contrast to the reading
methods used during the regular academic
year. Ernest Sutton, director of ESEA for
Hoke County, said.
Students in grades ony through twelve
may participate. An English course for
credit will be offered to high school
students. Pupils who failed English during
the school year may be able to make up
the credit and advance with their class to
the next grade, he said.
The ESEA summer program is the best
federally sponsored educational
programs, Sutton said.
Bus service for grades one through
eight will be provided in conjunction with
that for Head Start students. Like Head
Start, the program will run from June IS
to July 24 from 8:30 - 12.30. The
English classes will run from 8:30 to I
A total of 51 teachers and aides will
staff the program. Students will be
grouped by reading ability into small
classes/ Sutton explained. Teaching
machines, programmed reading materials,
tapes, film strips and sound films will be
among the materials used to help children
improve their reading.
A meeting with the parents of children
enrolled in the project to acquaint them
with the need for the program has bec:t
planned for the first part of the course.
The students will be given a mid ?
morning snack during the school. Medical
and dental service will also be provided
through the program. Unlike the Head
Start program, medical attention is
sohtduled on un ind:<'idiia' 'ja is v. i! a
private physician or dentist of the
parent's choosing, Sutton said. ESKA
funds pay for the treatment. The cost of
See ESEA. Page
Atlas Blue McNeill was arrested
Sunday and charged with breaking,
entering and larceny in connection with
two break-ins earlier Sunday.
A grocery store and service station ,
owned by Pete Peterson was broken into
and robbed early Sunday morning. Later
that morning, the Curtis McNeill Grocery
was reported entered. Groceries, beer,
change and a straight razor were taken.
Sheriffs deputies Alex Norton and
Robert Locklear arrested McNeill near
the Curtis McNeill store and found some
of the goods missing from the store on
Bond was set at 52,100.
Three other break-ins that occurred
during the Memorial Day weekend remain
L'pchurch School was entered May 31
and S6 in change was reported missing.
About S400 in property was reported
stolen May 30 from Freddie Breeden's
service station near Davis Bridge.
A compressor belonging to Scotland
Oil Company was reported stolen May 29
from the Marshall Parks service station.
The sheriff's department is still
investigating the thefts.
Rev. H.S. Winberry New Pastor
Raeford United Methodist Church
The Rev. Herman Stanford Winberry
will become pastor of Raeford United
Methodist Church today to rcplacc tiie
Rev. R.C. Mooney, Jr.
The Rev. Mr. Mooney. who has been
pastor here for the past two years, will go
to the First Methodist Church in Graham.
The Rev. Mr. Winberry. a graduate of
Duke University and Duke University
Divinity School, comes here from
Southern Pines United Methodist Church
He has served as pastor of Wcstovcr
Church in Raleigh, Granville charge,
which included four churches in Vance
County; Wesley Memorial Church in
Wilmington; First Methodist Church.
Louisburg; Trinity Methodist Church.
Red Springs and Moi nt Olive Methodist
Church in Manteo
He was the first full time director of
youth woik for the North Carolina
conference from 1957 to I960 and was
elevie.! the first chairman of the N.C.
Conference Commission on Christian
He is now chairman of the North
Carolina Conference Board of hducation
for the 1968-72 ouadrennium.
The Rev. Mr. Winberry h a member of
the N.C. Regional Commission on
Christian Hiaher Education and Campus
ministry and it a trustee of Louisburg
The Rc\. H. S. Winherry
He is married to the former Mary
Christine Crawford and they have a son.
Herman Stanford. Jr.. IS and a daughtei
Lisa Ann. 10.
The Rev. Mr. Winbcrry is a native of
Verona in Ontlow County.